We all have days where we can’t get out, don’t want to get out or just don’t have the time to prep a meal. In those situations, we so often feel the need to settle for the same solution each time–ordering a pizza in or snacking on junk food in the back of the pantry–but there’s a simpler, more fulfilling solution in STL: restaurant delivery services.
Popular in cities like Chicago and New York where several people don’t have vehicles, restaurant delivery services have also started popping up throughout St. Louis to offer convenient, fast and frugal delivery from many of St. Louis’ best restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery service.
So next time you’re stuck in a food-rut or just can’t force yourself out of the house, enjoy food–or booze–you actually like with one of the delivery services below.
Featured in Sun Times and the Kansas City Business Journal, this restaurant delivery service partners with 56 delicious restaurants (East and West) in the St. Louis area alone and has the largest delivery footprint from river to river, according to Peter Wheeler, owner of GrubGo. With a guaranteed maximum delivery time of 45-55 minutes, GrubGo offers the option for locals to order from the restaurants they want and have it delivered for a starting fee of $3. Wheeler isn’t just delivering food though–alcohol delivery is now a thing too, with Drizly.
Wanting to tackle the legality of delivering booze in St. Louis, Wheeler reached out to Drizly. Now, instead of leaving the comfort of your home, Drizly has paired with Randall’s Wine & Spirits so that St. Louisians can have alcohol delivered straight to their door in less than an hour. With an enormous beer, wine and liquor selection to choose from, Drizly offers two ways to get your booze–their website or their app.
If you’re looking for a more environment-friendly delivery service that has the advantage of weaving through traffic, bicycle delivery may be your cup of tea–or bag of food. The Food Pedaler partners with several local restaurants to bring food to neighborhoods from The Loop to Grand Central for those who can’t or don’t want to get out.
Delivering from restaurants in Downtown St. Louis, The Bike Waiter is another fast and convenient bicycle delivery service. The Bike Waiter offers individual and box lunches along with family-style and corporate lunch catering.